Poison - Sara Poole I started this book knowing enough about the Borgias to be able to feel like I could follow the story. What I learned along the way was not so much more.

The books starts with a bang, a murder and a daughter's vow to avenge her father. About midway through it lost it for me. I felt it was a bit too long.

The characters on the other hand were great. Francesca comes across as a very strong, brave young girl who is not afraid to stand up for herself. I enjoyed the interaction between her and Cesare Borgia is interesting to say the least.

I am not a huge fan of historical novels and not a whole lot manage to really make an impression on me. That being said I am glad that I got the chance to read Poison. I didn't dislike it or love it, I am in the middle.

I know it will appeal to historical fiction lovers so go pick it up and see what you think.

I read this as part of Crazy Book Tours